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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
One of our favorites! This English Old Ale is brewed with the best English malts and hops and then aged to give it a deliciously smooth body and flavor. Mild roasty flavors compliment its malty sweetness. Definitely a great one for cold winter nights and to bring home in a growler! 42IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours clear amber tawny with a beige head, good retention and nice lacing. Nose is roasted malts, dates and floral hops. Full in body. Smooth in the mouth. The flavor is malty, but the dark fruit like the dates and citrus/floral hops shine through. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3761) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, at Stephen Morris, at Stephen Morris’, savoured on December 12 2014; eye: impressive geyser, dirty brown, opaque, thin sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, alcohol, spices; mouth: malt, caramel, alcohol, spices, alcohol, acridness, finale in alcohol with presence of pepper, full body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 12 décembre 2014; œil : geyser impressionnant, brun sale, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, alcool, épices; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, épices, alcool, âcreté, finale en alcool avec présence de poivre, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Rich brown color with white head. Bready aroma. Moderately sweet, bready body with a touch of hops that balances equation without overpowering. Notes: 22oz Bottle aged 1 year

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3157) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours black with a giant brown foaming head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel and slight oak with some roast. Not too bad but I fear this bottle was past it’s prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a super huge brown foamy head (quite a bit of a gusher actually). Aroma of dry caramelized malt with some dry toffee notes. Taste is also dominated by actually quite nice dry caramelized malt notes with some subtle notes of toffee and a generally quite dry finish. Body is about average with too much carbonation. Not too bad for an old ale that was past its best by date by almost three years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2319) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours brown, some head and some lacing. Huge gusher. Nose is syrup and vanilla. Flavours of syrup, vanilla, brown bread and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A reddish copper ale with a thick frothy mocha head, gushed like a volcano. In aroma, herbaceous caramel malt with wild hops, light iodine notes, OK. In mouth, a nice tart caramel malt with light grassy hops, effervescent, a bit unbalanced, so-so. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville. Clear brown color,medium tan head. Aroma of Christmas fruitcake. Taste is earthy, nutty dark fruit. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5623) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Growler share by jcwatts at RBWG meet and greet. Poured a clear deep amber foamy body with an average sized light beige head. Aroma and flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown toast, light chocolate. Some dough and raisin notes in the aroma as well. Medium body overall that held up nicely in the growler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Meet and Greet. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of dried fruit, old hops, earth and toasted caramel. Medium body.

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